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Ch37 Dining Chair

by Hans Wegner, from Carl Hansen & Son

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ch37 dining chair

Design Hans Wegner, 1962
Hardwood, natural cord caning
Made in Denmark by Carl Hansen & Son

CH 37 dates back to 1962 it is the armchair companion to the CH 36 and is characterized by its simple design and excellent back support. It is a small chair with vertical legs, a plain back and its seat of rope woven into a simple pattern. Its modest exterior tends towards the anonymous. Nevertheless Wegners conscious design is obvious in a small way. The legs taper off slightly towards the floor and this detail is repeated on the rear legs from the seat upwards to make the appearance lighter and more elegant. The curve of the horizontal back's top edge is made narrower than its lower edge to improve the support.

The delicate appearance might lead to the false conclusion that CH 37 is not a sturdy chair. It was, therefore, decided to have the chair tested thoroughly at The Technological Institute of Denmark before its release. History says that the chair went through the required 60,000 rockings without problems, but that the staff forgot to turn off the machinery before the weekend. On Monday morning they found the test equipment broken down while the chair still was in one piece.

31.9" h | 21.6" d | 22.8" w | seat: 17.7" h | arms: 26.8" h
optional seat cushion: 20.9" w | 16.2" d

$1,190.00 + free shipping
(please allow 8-12 weeks for this special chair to be created and shipped to your location)
Hans Wegner

Hans Wegner

Hans Jørgensen Wegner’s (1914 - 2007) high-quality and thoughtful work contributed to the international popularity of mid-century Danish design. His style is often described as Organic Functionality, a modernist school with emphasis on functionality, arising primarily in Scandinavian countries. In his lifetime, he designed over 500 different chairs, over 100 of which were put into mass production, with many recognizable icons among them. Born to cobbler Peter M. Wegner, he worked as a child apprentice to Master cabinetmaker H. F. Stahlberg. With an affinity for wood, he attended the Danish School of Arts and Crafts and the Architectural Academy in Copenhagen. In 1936, he began studies at what is now The Danish Design School, with O. Mølgaard Nielsen as teacher.
Carl Hansen & Son Furniture, Denmark
A workshop in Odense, Denmark in 1908, was the birthplace of the Carl Hansen company. With a fast reputation for quality work, Carl Hansen confidently took on large projects like dining room sets and bedroom suites. However, Hansen eventually learned to capitalize on scaled-back versions of his popular sellers, realizing that their strongest asset was its hand craftsmanship and rationality. Carl Hansen invited Hans Wegner to create designs in 1949, launching a mutually beneficial relationship bringing success to the company and exposure to the young Wegner. Wegner was still relatively unknown, but soon gained wide acclaim that continues to today.




ch37 dining chair

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Carl Hansen & Son Dining Table and Chairs
William, more than a month ago.
Carl Hansen & Son dining table, CH327, and chairs, 5 CH36, and 1 CH37:

This furniture from Copenhagen was designed by Hans Wegner in the classic Danish modern style, so thoughtful and forward looking, a timeless style in which form follows function for unpretentious, understated simplicity and elegance. Solid, strong but not heavy, with just enough wood to do the job, these pieces are beautifully crafted with straight lines, so pleasing to the eye – and to the fingers, the smoothness of the oak.

Kudos to the Danish craftsmen who made this furniture, these works of art. Thank you. We will treasure this dining room set all our lives.

Wiliam R. Schreck, Jr.

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